Tough Road Ahead for Bangladesh now

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Bangladesh made all the right decisions as far as the team combination is concerned, and for the first time in 06 matches their fielded their best 11 players to play in the park.

Unfortunately they lost the toss on a good batting pitch, they followed it up by not opening the bowling with spin from one end. Bangladesh does not the quality of quick bowling to upset batsmen like Aaron Finch and David Warner, so they should have backed their strength, which is spin bowling, and should have opened either with Shakib or Mehidy Hasan.

Not getting a wicket in the first 10 overs on the flat English pitches, is always detrimental to the fielding side.

Finally they gave the ball to Soumya Sarkar for the first time in the World Cup, and he rewarded back with 03 wickets of the 06 that fell. Bangladesh should have used his bowling in previous matches also, and may be some more results may have been in Bangladesh favour.

When you are chasing 380+ against Australia, you cannot afford Run Outs, the opening partnership was broken by a needless run out, and Mushfiqur’s approach to his innings was below par. He may have scored a 100, but such a 100 carries no meaning when it is scored of 96 balls, when you are chasing 380.

When the asking rate at the beginning of the innings is 7.64, and one batsman who plays 1/3 of the available deliveries, has a stike rate of 6.1, its close to impossible for the others around to score the remaining runs. He was doing his rostered role of holding up one end, allowing the others to make runs from the other end, such approach cannot chase 380+ runs. If the chase was somewhere between 280 and 330, then this approach would have worked but not for 380, for which both ends need to fire.

When 140 was required from the last 10, he was still trying to rotate the strike when the asking rate is 14, means hitting 02 boundaries every over is absolute minimum

Now Bangladesh needs to win all their remaining matches, and hope that NZ losses all their remaining matches, or else its an early flight back to Dhaka

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